TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputy arranged for a 12-year-old girl to get a new bicycle after a sports utility vehicle struck her and knocked her off her bike.
The incident happened Sunday as Shylin Rodriguez was riding bikes with her mother near Tampa. The mid-sized SUV failed to stop at a red light while turning and hit the girl. She sustained minor injuries, but her bicycle was badly damaged.
The SUV driver was cited with a traffic ticket. Sheriff's officials provided the girl and her mother with new bike helmets.
Corporal Doug White contacted a local Wal-Mart store to purchase a new bike for the girl. Wal-Mart donated the bike and White delivered it to the girl's home later Sunday.
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